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Harrogate Bridge Club
Harrogate Bridge Club

27 Robert Street

01423 568110 (playing hours only)

HBC Defibrillator


Welcome to Harrogate Bridge Club
Illingworth Rosebowl

Monday Evening 29th August - Change to Calendar

This year's Illingworth Rosebowl competition was due to be played on the 5th Monday in August, however as this date falls on the bank holiday, it will be moved to a more convenient night later in the year.  It  will become a special fun social event of mixed pivot teams on a Friday evening.
Watch this space!

Fire Safety Work

All work has now been completed apart from some minor snagging, additional signs and notices, and installing three more fire extinguishers. 

The new fire alarm system is now operational. Any activation will sound alarms in the Club and flats and will require evacuation to our Assembly Point on the opposite pavement. The alarm will continue until silenced using the password shown on the panel. Initial training has been given to a few people and will be extended to TDs. If in difficulty we can phone Rosse Systems for guidance at any time - the number is on the panel.  

Notices will be posted for the fire evacuation procedure and how to reset the panel. The alarm system will be tested weekly in future at 6-45pm on Monday evenings, when the alarm will sound for ten seconds.  Maintenance contracts for the new fire alarm system, fire extinguishers and emergency lighting are being placed with Rosse Systems.

Stan Robertson

Bridge Lessons With Rob Cave


New for Autumn 2022


Thursdays 10:15am 
Starting 6th October

These lessons are for students who haven't played bridge or other card games before. 

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Second Year Class

Mondays 10:15am 
Starting 3rd October

For students continuing from the first year lessons or for people who have played previously and are returning to the game.

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If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Rob Cave  Cost : £7 per 2 hour lesson.  There is no need to book in advance, just turn up!  If you cannot make these times a Friday evening beginner session may be added.

An EBU textbook is available for purchase from Rob.  Rob is an EBU qualified bridge teacher.


We would like to invite members to play for Harrogate in the forthcoming Yorkshire League season.  Many people dislike travelling to matches in the winter months so the YL committee has decided to introduce a winter break with matches starting a month earlier. The dates are as follows:

25 September 2022
16 October 2022
30 October 2022
20 November 2022
4 December 2022
12 March 2023
26 March 2023

The teams will consist of 8 players, playing against other Yorkshire Bridge Club teams, with home and away fixtures.  Matches are played on a Sunday afternoon against players of roughly the same standard.  We would like to encourage players of all levels to have a go at these usually very enjoyable team events.

It would be very helpful if we could have an indication of how many members would like to participate in the Yorkshire League this season by 16 July.

Please email me: saying if you wish you to play and who would be your partner.  If you would like to play but have no partner please let me know and we will try and match you up with another player.

Catherine Thomson
Match Secretary

Bridge Club Sessions


  Morning Afternoon Evening

10.15am Lessons - Second Year

   1.15pm F2F Duplicate       
7.15pm F2F Duplicate



1.00pm F2F Duplicate 
7.15pm F2F Duplicate

Thursday 10.15am Lessons - Beginners
7.15pm F2F Duplicate








 The club uses air purifiers with HEPA filters to provide clean air in playing rooms.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

For details on all YCBA events click here.

For EBU events click here.


We are a welcoming and friendly bridge club catering for players of all standards.  We run seven pairs sessions per week and a supervised play afternoon for those who want to practice before they step up to duplicate.  We also have classes for beginners and intermediates, and occasional instruction on specific topics.

Visiting pairs are always made welcome.

For the more competitive players we have five teams in the Yorkshire Sunday League.   Many of our players also group together to make teams of four that play in the Harrogate and District Bridge League against more local opposition.

Harrogate Bridge Club is located in the centre of this beautiful spa town.  The club has its own private premises and is well established with over 250 members.  In addition to our playing areas, the club has a kitchen and a licensed bar.  HBC is a member of the English Bridge Union, EBU, and the Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association, YCBA.  We use the Bridgemate wireless scoring system so that results are updated as you play.  Hand copies of each session can be taken away and are also available once the results are posted on the website. 

Thu 11th Aug 2022
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
19:00 for 19:15 start
Mon 15th Aug 2022
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
13:00 for 13:15 start
Mon 15th Aug 2022
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
19:00 for 19:15 start
Tue 16th Aug 2022
Duplicate Pairs
12:45 for 13:00 start
Wed 17th Aug 2022
Duplicate Pairs
19:00 for 19:15 start
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)